Sexual health testing has never been more accessible – depending on your needs you can now get tested at The Rainbow Project, at home or at your local GUM clinic. Below we have provided more details on the different options to support you in accessing the testing that is right for you.

Rapid HIV & Syphilis Testing

We provide free, confidential & non-judgemental rapid HIV & syphilis testing at our Belfast and Foyle centres Monday to Thursday 10AM-5PM by appointment. 

Book A Rapid HIV & Syphilis Test

For more details or to book an appointment:


  • 028 90 319 030 (Belfast)
  • 028 71 283 030 (Foyle)


  • 07904 864 861




Click here to learn more about our rapid HIV & syphilis testing service. 

Drop-in Rapid HIV & Syphilis Testing

Drop-in rapid HIV & syphilis testing (i.e no appointment necessary) is available once per month at:

Belfast LGBT Centre: 2nd Tuesday of every month (excluding July) 5PM-8PM 

Foyle LGBT Centre: Last month of every month 3.30PM-7PM 

You do not need to book an appointment for a drop-in clinic but if you’re travelling from outside of Belfast or Foyle and would like to reserve a space please contact Leo Lardie. 

SH:24 Free self-test kit for full STI screening at home

SH:24 in partnership with the Northern Ireland Health and Social Care Trusts provide at home self-sampling kits which allow you to test for HIV, syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia. Please visit to order your free kit today.

It takes 3-4 working days for your self-test kit to arrive. Once you’ve completed your samples, send in the free-post envelope provided. You will then receive your results via text in 7 days.

If you would like to order an SH:24 test kit but are concerned about receiving confidential deliveries to your home or work address you can order your delivery to be sent to:

                                                                   The Rainbow Project

                                                                  23 – 31 Waring Street


                                                                              BT1 2DX

Just please contact Leo Lardie (contact details above) once you’ve ordered so we know how to contact you to let you know when it’s available to pick up during office hours. 

Book an appointment at your local GUM clinic

If you have symptoms of an STI (or are unable to complete an SH:24 self-test kit due to a physical disability)  you can book an appointment at your local GUM clinic. There are a range of clinics and services available across Northern Ireland – to find the details of your local GUM clinic please click here 

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